Saturday, January 14, 2017

Avery Elle Saturday

Hi Everyone! It's Saturday and I need to do a little catch up on my blog. I've been having so much fun with Letter Ballons over the last few weeks. Pinterest is full of inspiration!

My first card is an engagement card. I hand drew the string for the congrats banner and colored the letters with Distress Stain. Distress Stain is the easiest way to add quick color and I love to use it! 

I stamped and die cut the cute couple from Swans. Do you see all the details the coordinating die cuts out??? I love that detail.

Next up I created another Letter Balloons card. This time I used Distress Paint and blended two colors together to create a fun gold look. I stamped, colored and die cut The Scoop ice cream truck and customized the colors and ice cream. This is another set where the die cuts blow me away. They cut out the window perfectly!

Also, did you notice??!?! I join the Butterfly Reflections team and I'm thrilled to share cards on their blog every Saturday. I can't wait to use more Avery Elle and other great products. 

Finally, I created a card that features the Avery Elle Trees dies. I started by blending a rainbow of Distress Inks on white cardstock. Then I die cut the leaves several times. I inked up another piece of cardstock with brown, making it darker on the bottom and slowly fading it to the top. Then I die cut the tree trunk and splattered water on it. The bunny is from an older set, Woodland Creatures, and is some of my favorites. I also die cut the banner and stamped the sentiment from the Woodland Creatures set. 

I loved creating these three cards and I can't wait to create more!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Rocky Shores Die 3 Ways

Hi  Everyone! In every Avery Elle release there is normally one stamp set or die set that catches me by surprise. At first, it may not stand out as a favorite but over time, creating cards it becomes my stand by, go to product. In the latest release that die set is Rocky Shores

Today, I used the die to create a fun grassy field for these two friends. Rocky Shores made a quick and simple hill for these friends to stand on.

I die cut and colored the animals from Wood You? and Hedgehugs. The sentiment is from Simply Said Hugs.

I also used Rocky Shores ito create two completely different looks HERE and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Avery Elle: Swans

Hi Everyone! Swans is an adorable small set from Avery Elle. I have to admit that I LOVE these small sets. They are so much fun!

To create my card I stamped and die cut the largest swan with the cute couple and colored it with Copics. I did the same thing with the small heart and added a little Glossy Accents. The background was created with Distress Stain and then I added the stamped sentiment and lots of sequins. 

The background paper is some adorable Crate Paper that I had in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Avery Elle: Wood You?

Hi Everyone! The cute stamps just keep coming, don't they? 

This one is Wood You? by Avery Elle. 

This card started with the beaver. His expression is the best. Next, I decided to use the chopped down tree in the set for a little (okay BIG) pencil. I LOVE birch trees so I knew I wanted to color the tree and stump a little different with the unique bark found on birch trees. 

I finished the card by cutting out a mat using Double Pierced Rectangle Dies and inking the forest floor with Distress Ink. The twine is one of my favorites, Aquamarine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Avery Elle: Hedgehugs

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring the adorable Hedgehugs by Avery Elle. I also used this post on the release blog hop (a few posts back) if you'd like double the inspiration. ;)

I created this scene by stamping the hedgehog and balloon bunch from Hedgehugs. Next I stamped and die cut the small heart and another string from the balloon bunch. With a little creative cutting and gluing, I had a small heart balloon. 

I love creating with this set and I think you will to. I can't wait to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Avery Elle: Hang in There

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! 

Today I'm featuring the stamps and dies called Hang in There by Avery Elle. I decided to have the cute dog in the set flying in a hot air balloon. The balloon was created with three die cut circles and the adorable basket from the set.

I drew the hot air balloon strings and added the stamped sentiment to finish the card.

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Avery Elle: Love Puffin

Today I created a card featuring Love Puffin stamps and dies. I started by creating the fun blended background with Distress Paints. I love how these paints blend and dry quickly. They are even perfect to stamp on. Fun, right?

Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the puffins. The scenery was created using die cut pieces from Rocky Shores.  Finally, the entire panel was cut using Finished Frames

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Avery Elle Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Today is an exciting day! I LOVE the new Avery Elle stamps and dies and am super excited to share them with you!

Today, I get to share my first card of this release. I started this card with some of the adorable images from Hedgehugs. Heather Campbell, who designed this set, knocked it out of the park. Her illustration style is amazing!

I built the scene with Rocky Shores Dies (it makes a great mossy hill, don't you think?) and Tree Die. The banner was created from Hanging Banners. I just trimmed it down a little bit to fit the tree.

This hop is full of inspiration. Check out the others in the hop below and all the release details.

To celebrate our Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, November 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
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Right at Home: Christmas Foliage

Hi Crafters! Today I'm sharing a great set from Right at Home's Christmas collection. Christmas Foliage is a great set with so many iconic holiday images and perfect sentiments.

I started this card by creating a background with several stamps from the set. What I love about this set is that you can keep it simple with the images (like I did) or you can colored them to your hearts content. Next, I embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock and popped it behind a die cut window.

This was such a fun card to create! I can't wait to see what you create with this set!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Avery Elle: Kitsch Christmas & Retro Ornaments

Hi Everyone! Today I'm featuring Kitsch Christmas and Retro Ornaments from Avery Elle.

To start my kitsch card I took some time (okay, a lot of time) on Pinterest looking at all of the amazing inspiration. I found a few wreaths that I LOVED and was inspired to make a colorful, sparkly wreath from washi tape!

After I created my wreath, I stamped and colored a few images from the set and added them to my wreath. I finished the card with a sentiment. I love how it turned out!

For my second card I had the best time coloring these amazing ornaments from Retro Oraments. I used Copics to colored them in and then added lots of Wink of Stella so they shine and sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by!